July 11, 1914: Ruth's first game
Submitted by BTGrimes on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 7:00am
The Babe's debut
Ruth didn't astonish the fans that first season. He made 4 appearances as a pitcher, three as a starter, finishing with a record of 2-1 and ERA of 5.67. He came to bat ten times, had two hits for a .200 batting average, 2 RBI, 1 run scored and struck out 4 times.
It didn't take long for Ruth to show star quality, though. He won 78 games as a pitcher the next four seasons. His hitting was even more impressive, forcing the Red Sox to put him in the outfield just about every game in 1919 and Ruth didn't disappoint, hitting 29 home runs and driving in 114 runs in 130 games.
Unfortunately for Red Sox fans, its owner needed money to finance a Broadway play. Ruth was sold to the New YorkYankees after the 1919 season. And the rest is history.
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